John M. McRae, Dean
Barbara Klinkhammer, Associate Dean
Mark DeKay, Director of Graduate Studies
Scott Wall, Director, School of Architecture
Ken McCown, Chair, Landscape Architecture
The College of Architecture and Design offers, along with professional undergraduate programs in architecture and interior design, professional graduate programs in architecture and an intercollegiate graduate program in landscape architecture. All programs in architecture and interior design are fully accredited enabling graduates to pursue licensure throughout the United States. With the only professionally accredited architecture program in the state, the College of Architecture and Design has a strong commitment to the integration of teaching, research, creative activity and service.
The college has applied for candidacy status with the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board. Candidacy status signifies that the program is demonstrating reasonable progress toward the attainment of accreditation. The LAAB does consider that graduates of a program that achieves accreditation from candidacy status have graduated from an accredited program.
The college offers graduate degrees in architecture and landscape architecture. Each degree program offers a first professional degree (required for licensure), and post-professional, research-focused and design-focused options drawing upon the expertise of faculty across the college and the larger university community. The first professional degree programs are designed to accommodate students who come from a variety of academic backgrounds and interests. This includes students who have had little or no previous formal study in either field as well as students holding undergraduate non-professional (4+2) degrees in the disciplines. These students may receive advanced standing in the programs.
All programs in the College of Architecture and Design provide a design-focused education centered on the mission of the college to educate future design professionals. In addition to a high-quality, on campus education, the college offers a wide array of study abroad and off-campus opportunities.
The School of Architecture is proud of its long history and accomplishments and celebrated its 40th birthday in 2005. The college resides in an award-winning facility, providing studio space for every student, a fully equipped woodshop, and state of the art digital technology, including laser cutters, 3-D digital modeling and fabrication equipment, computer labs and an image center for printing and digital reproduction needs. The college has a long-standing tradition to use the state as a laboratory for applied research with a direct benefit for the citizens of Tennessee. Facilities for research, creative activity and service include the Nashville Civic Design Center (in collaboration with Vanderbilt University), the Urban Program for Sustainable Design Education (UPSIDE), the Knoxville Downtown Studio and the Green Vision Studio for applied design research.
The offices of the graduate programs and college administration are located at 224 Art and Architecture Building.